3 AFC North rivals the Ravens should try to sign in free agency

Baltimore might steal from their rivals

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1. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

The signing of Nelson Agholor might make it more unlikely than ever that Odell Beckham Jr. will return to the team in 2024. If the Ravens don't want to use any of their best draft capital on addressing the position, they need to look to free agency to add a veteran who can handle a sizeable workload.

Boyd recorded 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns despite the Joe Burrow injury last season. While he may not be a guy who can challenge for 1,000 yards anymore, getting an experienced, crisp route-runner who can be the No. 2 to Zay Flowers would be a good use of their available funds.

The Baltimore Ravens could take Tyler Boyd from the Bengals

The veteran Boyd will turn 30, an age that has been the death knell for many receivers before him, in November. There's a huge degree of risk involved in bringing in a wideout hitting that barrier (look at the Panthers and Adam Thielen), but the Ravens would also be unwise to roll into 2024 with Agholor as the WR2.

Boyd was 11th in yards from the slot last season, giving him a clearly defined role and set of marching orders he could execute. Isn't signing Boyd on a cheaper one-year or two-year deal better than meeting Beckham's big asking price for what will likely be inferior production?

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